She’s a petite woman with a bright smile, twinkling eyes, and seemingly boundless energy. She speaks only Chinese, but her enthusiasm is self-evident, and the language barrier doesn’t prevent her from sharing her deep knowledge of farming with the crew. Xingqin (pronounced Yinchin) Zhang is one of Stearns Farm’s most dedicated volunteers. She spends hours working in our fields, weeding, harvesting, planting–doing whatever is needed quickly and efficiently. Xingqin was born on a farm in Suzhou, Anhui province, in China and worked in healthcare after her marriage. Not only does she work faster than most people half her age, she also brings the crew delicious dishes she makes with farm produce. Thank you, Xingqin, for being part of Stearns Farm.
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In Your Share
Week of September 20th, 2021
Classic Harvest take 11, Farmer’s Choice take 8: Potatoes, carrots, winter squash, bok choy/napa cabbage choice, radishes/parsley/scallions choice, shallots/onions choice, eggplant, bell peppers, hot peppers, tomatoes, purple top turnips, kale/collards/chard choice, tomatillos.
PYO: Herbs (look for the stars), 12 flower stems, 1/2 pint of raspberries.
Although the crops listed on this page represent what the farmer anticipates will be available this week, the vegetables you receive may be different due to weather conditions and other factors that affect production. For an overview of the ebb and flow of the harvest throughout the season, check out the Harvest Chart.